MCSRC Simulation Train the Trainer Program

Program Overview

The Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) is designed to increase the quality and quantity of simulation used in nursing education in Maryland. The goals of the MCSRC are to: promote the use of simulation in nursing education in Maryland, establish simulation quality guidelines that promote patient safety, and provide resources to maintain simulation equipment for Maryland nursing programs. The MCSRC Simulation Train the Trainer Program provides training to enable nursing faculty and hospital nurse educators to become experts in the use of simulation in nursing education. NSP II funds support the cost of participation in the Simulation Train the Trainer Program for faculty and staff of Maryland nursing programs and Maryland hospitals who meet eligibility criteria. Maryland institutions with nursing degree programs and hospital nursing education departments may nominate faculty and staff to participate in the Simulation Train the Trainer program.


Simulation provides a safe environment for learning new skills and procedures, including prioritization and teamwork. As part of its patient safety program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports simulation research. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, through a national simulation research study, determined that simulation can be included for up to 50% of the clinical experiences in a nursing program (Hayden,, 2014) without impacting nurse graduate quality or performance. By providing a safe learning environment and decreasing the pressure on clinical agencies, clinical simulation can be used to promote safety and enable nursing programs to expand.

The NCSBN National Simulation Study
MCSRC BENCHMARK (Equipment & Material)


NSP II funding is distributed to Montgomery College to support the costs associated with participation in the Simulation Train the Trainer Program and supports limited annual simulation instructional technology sub-grant awards.

Eligibility Requirements

• Graduate Degree
• Employed by a Maryland school of nursing or hospital

Nomination Guidelines

The Dean, Director, or Chief Nursing Officer nominates candidates meeting eligibility criteria. The number of nominations is unlimited, but should be submitted in priority order. To be considered for selection, nomination packages must be complete and submitted by the deadline. All complete nomination packages submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by a selection panel.

Nominee Information Form

Completed nomination packages include:

• Nominee Information Form
• Professional Vitae
• Active Nursing License Verification
• Verification of employment in a Maryland nursing program or hospital education department
• Title and discipline(s) of employment
• Job Description
• Proof of In-Process Matriculation, if applicable
• Narrative describing how nominated faculty or staff member will impact the implementation, quality and mentoring of simulation in the nursing program or hospital. Narrative should identify the extent to which simulation will be used in the program.

Nominations must be emailed or mailed to: to:

Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium
Montgomery College, Takoma Park Campus
Main Nursing Office
Attention: MCSRC
7600 Takoma Avenue, HC
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912-4197
Phone: 240-567-5622
Main Nursing Office: 240-567-5529 or 240-567-5530
Fax: 240-567-5527

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